Lighthouse for Families

Lighthouse for Families, the community based services arm of The Methodist Home, offers an array of community mental health services to children, families and adults in the middle Georgia area. Lighthouse for Families provides services to children/adolescents and families living in the community and children/adolescents living in residential care (both on The Methodist Home campus and on campuses of other agencies).

Lighthouse for Families is a Core Medicaid provider (regular Medicaid, Wellcare and Cenpatico), partnering with Crossroads Counseling Center to refer clients with private insurance. These services include individual therapy, family therapy, behavioral health assessment, community support individual, nursing assessment and psychiatric treatment.

Lighthouse for Families provides Prevention of Unnecessary out-of-home Placement ( PUP), Homestead, Parent Aid and Early Intervention services for Department of Family and Children Services (DFCS) Regions 6 and 9. This array of services includes evaluations/assessments related to substance abuse, domestic violence, parenting fitness, adoption readiness, attachment and home evaluations. Parenting and anger management classes are also targeted to adults.

Lighthouse for Families provides Comprehensive Child and Family Assessments (CCFA’s) and wrap around services for the Department of Family and Children Services statewide. This includes Trauma Assessments.

Lighthouse for Families offers a skilled visitation program, which provides for observation visitation and intensive visitation. The intensive visitation program includes a family coach and licensed therapist who help a family accomplish meaningful and purposeful visitation with the goal of family reunification. This service is used by private clients, DFCS and juvenile and family court cases.

The Methodist Home, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Central Georgia, recently hosted a workshop to train our clinicians and community clinicians in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  TF-CBT is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma and their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple and complex trauma experiences. Many of the clinicians who attended are participating in a official TF-CBT National Therapist Certification Program, in which clinicians can become certified in the TF-CBT treatment model. For a list of TF-CBT training participants, click here. For additional information, please visit: or

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Contact Lighthouse for Families:

116 Pierce Avenue*
Macon, Ga 31204
Main Phone: (478) 464-3001
Fax: (478) 742-3405
Visitation Program: (478) 464-3030
*Located on the Macon-Bibb County Transit Authority Bus Route #1

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